All Articles about Twin Stick Shooter Games

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NeverAwake is a twin stick shooter featuring Rem, a girl who is unable to wake up. She's constantly set upon by nightmarish creatures created from her memories, ranging from vegetables to people she…

December 27, 2022 | 04:11 EST

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I See Red

I See Red is a roguelite twin stick shooter featuring a tortured protagonist who is hell-bent on revenge against the one who corrupted him. His search for answers causes anything but his enemies (and…

December 27, 2022 | 08:06 EST

Games With Gold November 2022 isn't looking too great with Praetorians HD and Dead End Job up for grabs.

Games With Gold November 2022 Releases Aren't Great

If you've been looking forward to the Games With Gold November 2022 releases, I have some bad news for you: they're a touch underwhelming. That's no fault to the games themselves, but neither of them…

October 28, 2022 | 11:08 EDT

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I See Red Review

There's something to be said about a game that puts style above all else. It's always a risky proposition for developers and publishers alike. A fancy user interface and nonconventional visuals can…

October 24, 2022 | 07:00 EDT

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Half-Life Fan Game Codename: Loop Coming To Steam

Have you ever wondered how Half-Life might play as a twin-stick shooter? You won't have to wonder anymore because Codename: Loop is coming to Steam, although the release date is currently "when it's…

October 6, 2022 | 09:57 EDT

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NeverAwake Review

It’s not often a piece of media asks, “what are you afraid of” and “can you destroy that from your childhood which drives you to nightmares?” What would you do if you could take on all the real-life…

September 27, 2022 | 09:00 EDT

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Waves And Waves 2 Free To Play After Dev Passes Away

Two arcade twin-stick shooters, Waves and Waves 2: Notorious, have been made free to play after their creator sadly passed away from cancer. Squid in a Box, whose real name was Rob, died two weeks…

August 19, 2022 | 09:02 EDT

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Bartlow's Dread Machine

Welcome to the dawn of the Electric Age in Bartlow's Dread Machine, from indie developer Beep Games.  President Teddy Roosevelt has been kidnapped, and your job is to rescue him by following his…

September 21, 2020 | 06:46 EDT

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West of Dead Review

It's been just under two years since the release of Red Dead Redemption 2. That's just enough time for Rockstar's blockbuster to inspire a host of peers to present their own cowboy fantasies. This…

June 18, 2020 | 07:00 EDT

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Bartlow's Dread Machine is an Old-Timey Twin-Stick Shooter, Coming Summer 2020

Beep Games and Tribetoy have announced Bartlow's Dread Machine, a rather interesting twin-stick shooter that made its debut at the NY Game Awards last night. Believe it or not, there were…

January 22, 2020 | 02:30 EST

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West of Dead

Give Ron Perlman the secret to undeath, a pair of revolvers, hallways full of the damned, and what you'll get is West of Dead. A twin-stick shooter set in Purgatory, Wyoming. Take up arms against…

November 25, 2019 | 02:11 EST

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Play a Fiery Skull-headed Gunslinger in West of Dead

X019 is under way and with it comes a ton of announcements. One new IP announced was West of Dead, a top down shooter that stars a dead gunslinger who just so happens to have a head that is a flaming…

November 14, 2019 | 03:26 EST

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Dead End Job Haunts PC and Consoles This December

After a yearlong wait since its original announcement, the Dead End Job release date has been announced! This spooky twin-stick shooter will finally be making its way to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One,…

October 24, 2019 | 01:00 EDT

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Dead End Job

Dead End Job has you busting ghosts with the best of them! In this game from Ant Workshop Ltd., you take on the role of Ghoul-B-Gone worked Hector Plasm. Ghoul-B-Gone are the experts when it comes to…

October 24, 2019 | 09:40 EDT

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Nex Machina Review - Power Hour

Housemarque has made a bit of a name for themselves. While their biggest game is probably PlayStation 4 launch title Resogun, they were also well known for their twin stick shooters. Games like Dead…

June 22, 2017 | 08:00 EDT

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Nex Machina

Nex Machina is the newest twin stick shoot 'em up by developer Housemarque that combines flashy visuals with arcade gameplay. Borrowing elements from Resogun and all of their other twin stick games,…

June 22, 2017 | 08:00 EDT

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Furi combines twin-stick shooting and character action with a gauntlet of boss fights and a pumping soundtrack

September 19, 2016 | 01:45 EDT

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Furi Review - Boss Bashing Blast

A boss fight is a valuable moment in many games. They serve as a way to make sure you're paying attention to the mechanics, mix the game up for some creative fun, and are often what players remember…

July 2, 2016 | 12:00 EDT